Google appears to be gearing up for an offer that could entice potential buyers of its highly anticipated Pixel 8 Pro smartphone. Rumour has it that if you're quick to preorder the Pixel 8 Pro, they'll toss in a shiny new Pixel Watch 2 for free.
Leaked information suggests that Google might be planning to sweeten the deal by offering their flagship smartwatch to those who pre-order their latest smartphone.
Now, why would you want to snag this combo?
Interestingly, Wojciechowska hinted that, at least for business customers, the Pixel 8 Pro's pricing could remain in line with its predecessor, the Pixel 7 Pro, which retailed for $899 (it sold for Rs 85,000 in India).
This could provide businesses with an attractive incentive to upgrade to the latest Google hardware.
However, the perks don't stop there. Leaks shed light on the impressive features expected to accompany the Pixel Watch 2.
Google Pixel Watch 2 - Health features like thermometer. pic.twitter.com/PNHvKIScyb— Kloud Crunch (@CrunchKloud) September 21, 2023
This expanded range of workout tracking capabilities addresses a shortcoming of the original Pixel Watch, which lacked some of these features.
In terms of aesthetics and customisation, the Pixel Watch 2 is set to offer a variety of options. It will come in four colour combinations:
Google has also introduced new Metal Slim and Active Sport bands, giving users the freedom to personalise their device to suit their style and needs.
For consumers in India, there's good news as well.
While Google's been a bit tight-fisted with pre-order perks in the US, this could be the start of something big – or should we say, wrist-worthy.
In Europe, they've been showering customers with freebies like Pixel Watches and Bose headphones. It's about time India gets in on the action as well.
There's no safety net for clumsy Pixel Watch owners. If your Pixel Watch takes an accidental tumble, it's more of a farewell than a fix-it situation.
The Pixel Watch 2's circular bezel-less display and rotating crown on the side maintain the design continuity seen in its predecessor, making it familiar yet refined.
With regard to warranties, Pixel Watch owners find themselves without additional options for coverage against damage from accidents, drops, or unexpected impacts.
Google's Store does not offer an extended warranty plan for the Pixel Watch, leaving users without recourse in the event of accidental damage.
Despite the high expectations surrounding the release of Google's Pixel Watch, it has garnered criticism primarily related to hardware malfunctions, such as screen corruption and flickering. Google's response to these concerns has taken an unexpected turn.
As the October 4 Made by Google launch event approaches, it's clear that Google is leaving little to imagination, and consumers have much to look forward to. But does the Pixel Watch 2’s plethora of problems make the deal a little too good to be true? Guess only time will tell (pun intended).